New Chemical Alumina Plant in Indonesia Starts Commercial Operation
Showa Denko K.K.
February 9, 2015
P.T. Indonesia Chemical Alumina (ICA), a joint corporation owned by Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) (Tokyo:4004) and PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk (ANTAM), of Indonesia, has started commercial operation of its new chemical alumina plant established in the Tayan District, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The term “chemical alumina” refers collectively to alumina and aluminum hydroxide for applications other than aluminum smelting, produced through the Bayer process*. Chemical alumina is used for various industrial applications including chemicals for water treatment, functional materials (such as ceramic refractories, abrasives, and radiators), and electronic materials (such as IC packaging and LCD glass).
SDK has been continuously transferring its industrial technology to produce chemical alumina built up over many years operation of its Yokohama Plant to the new plant in Indonesia. SDK will soon start to sell chemical alumina products manufactured at the new plant to its customers in and outside Japan, and will establish a supply system focusing on the growing Asian market, aiming to expand sales of chemical alumina for use in water treatment and as ingredients of functional materials.
- *The Bayer process: A common way to produce alumina, which extracts aluminum hydroxide (alumina) from bauxite as raw material, by utilizing sodium hydroxide (caustic soda).
Outline of P.T. Indonesia Chemical Alumina
|Established in February 2007|
|President Director:||Mr. Denny Maulasa|
|Shareholders:||ANTAM (80%); SDK (20%)|
|Capacity of the new plant:||300,000t/year (SDK will receive 200,000t/year)|
Outline of PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk
|Head office:||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Established in July 1968|
|President Director:||Mr. Tato Miraza|
|Shareholders:||The Indonesian Government (65%) and public|
|Scope of business:||
Mining, processing and exporting of gold, nickel, bauxite and other minerals
For further information, contact:
Public Relations Office (Phone: 81-3-5470-3235)